What Causes Toothaches?

In some cases, while the pain may appear to originate from a tooth or several teeth, the pain may be caused by a jaw irritation. The sinus cavities that run above the upper jaw, behind the cheek bones, and below the eyes may be infected or an ear infection may also be the cause. The joints, (temporomandibular joint), of the jawbone are another common source of pain, typically abbreviated as TMJ. In extreme cases, heart disease can cause tooth pain.

On a more specific note, some may experience a dull pain due to pressure or a heightened sensitivity to exposure of hot or cold on their teeth. Moreover, when the pain associated with either of the examples extends longer than 15 to 20 seconds after exposure, there may be serious issues at hand.

No matter the cause, jaw pain and toothaches are common issues that a lot of people suffer from.

Set up an appointment with us today for help treating your toothache or any other dental emergency. From broken teeth to jaw soreness and everything in between, the staff at our dental clinics are ready to help you feel better.